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El Silencio Lodge & Spa

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Bajos del Toro 21203, Costa Rica
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and two girls (13 and 18) took our first trip to Costa Rica in July, knowing this was the drier of the wet months in Costa Rica. Going to CR in July was a great idea, as there were fewer tourists and the rain didn't really impact our enjoyment. We got a package of 3 nights at El... More 

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Saludos xdeanda! Thrilled to learn that your beautiful family enjoyed an unforgettable experience in Costa Rica. Our Green Dream special is one of the best ways to enjoy a complete Costa Rica adventure, blending El Silencio Lodge & Spa's unblemished cloud forest and Hotel Punta Islita's secluded beaches. Thank you so much for taking the time to share precious details... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at El Silencio for the first two nights of our honeymoon and it was the perfect start to our Costa Rican vacation. The suites are well appointed and have a hot rob off the porch. There were umbrellas stationed at every door ready to grab when the clouds opened up. Our food here was the best of the... More 

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Mystical cloud forest mountains have a uniquely romantic aura and we are delighted that it set the perfect stage for the start of your honeymoon. Thanks for taking the time to detail the special elements that made your stay so special. Wonderful food, a tranquil ambiance, and the purest hospitality is meant to help our guests create the most amazing... More 

Tucson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This eco-friendly lodge is the Cloud Forest's hidden gem, not exactly easy to get to, but totally worth the trip! El Silencio offers a variety of experiences ranging from guided waterfall tours, to preparing your own feast of native foods, strolling through a hummingbird garden, to on-site zip-lining. We stayed 3 nights and could have stayed another week before exhausting... More 

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to be your hosts! Thanks so much for finding us and celebrating our uniqueness. Creating an engaging selection of experiences that highlight nature, culture, and life's intensity is a wonderful endeavor. We are thrilled to learn that you fully enjoyed your stay and the many wonderful memories that make a destination stand out. Gracias! More 

Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I will start out by saying that most people who stay here stay for 3 or 4 days and then move on to a location on a beach for another few days (like their sister property, Hotel Punta Islita). We had already spent a week on the beach in Costa Rica and were looking for something different this year. My... More 

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

It was a true pleasure to host your family! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience and insights about El Silencio Lodge & Spa and Costa Rica's high-altitude cloud forest wonderlands. We are delighted to learn that you fully enjoyed your stay and the selection of eco and cultural adventures that we are honored to offer. Please return... More 

Chaska, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

El Silencio is an amazing place! The location is something unexpected. The ride there depending on which way you come can be a little nerve racking. A helpful tidbit for directions, if coming in through Zarcero, the turn is right by the garden and the signs do not show which way to Bajos del Toro. Other than the drive in... More 

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Greetings MCaughron and thanks so much for colorfully celebrating our unique location and the natural intensity of our surroundings. We love to have a chance to surprise travelers with some of Costa Rica's most impressive sights. Thanks for your suggestions regarding driving directions. If guests are familiar with the Waze app or GPS services, we ask them to first input... More 

San Jose, California
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is a beautiful, quiet, and eco-friendly lodge in the cloud forest where you wake up to the sounds of birds/river and go to sleep with the sounds of frogs and river or sound of rain. We love the hummingbird garden to see different species of hummingbirds, butterflies, bees, and stone decorations in the garden. Chef Andres and his staff... More 

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thanks Pei-Chun P! We enjoy sharing the uniquely charming magic of the cloud forest. The peaceful pace is perfect to enjoy Costa Rica's culture, cuisine, and authentic hospitality. We cherish your comments and celebrate your visit. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We stayed at El Silencio for the last 2 nights of our honeymoon in Costs Rica, and like everywhere we had been, we loved it! The photos on the website do not do the main building justice at all, its a beautiful place, decorated and designed to include the surrounding forest, particularly the restaurant which is mainly glass. Our room... More 

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Saludos Alison_Zoe! Delighted to learn that your honeymoon in Costa Rica has been outstanding. Thank you for letting us be part of such a special life celebration. As you mention, Costa Rica is quite diverse and we hope to showcase its greenest side. Peaceful forest, beautiful waterfalls and colorful tiny communities are perfect to enjoy nature and authentic cultural experiences.... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Our 2 bedroom suite( house ) was absolutely stunning. The food was delicious and tailored to any dietary restrictions you may have.We are regular people but the entire time we were there, the staff treated us like we were royalty. Too many good things to mention but I will mention that we were traveling with our 2 older children but... More 

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

It was a true pleasure to host you and your wonderful family Bruce! Our surrounding cloud forest is quite special, offering families with older children singular opportunities to bond as explorers. Thank you for letting us know that you fully enjoyed our staffs's hospitality. Warmest regards! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

We prefer this place over Tabacon and punta Islita. Stunning setting, amazing fresh food, and lovely casitas. The guided waterfall and nature hikes with the staff are spot on. Great for families and couples.

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Gracias Brandy! To be your favorite is a true honor :) Tabacon and Hotel Punta Islita are amazing destinations with a different pace and backdrop. El Silencio Lodge & Spa is a perfect complement to both, especially beach-resort Hotel Punta Islita (our sister property). We actually have off-season specials that combine both at a fantastic value. Please feel free to... More 

Social Circle, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

A wonderful (delightfully small) getaway in the lush highlands. Our own casita which was warmly furnished plus its own hot tub........most welcome after a few hours hiking! The restuarant selection was excellent. Between my wife and I we selected 6 dinner items over 3 nights and we were challenged to pick a favorite! All food fresh and most grown on... More 

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thrilled to have been your hosts! Thank you so much for embracing the cloud forest and El Silencio Lodge & Spa with such enthusiasm. Our team's vision is to create engaging experiences and wonderful memories. We sincerely appreciate your inspired narrative and thoughtful mention of so many exemplary members of our staff. Warmest regards from Costa Rica! More 

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